The cab driver drives all the day a car, nevertheless are the expenses for fuel far less than the taxes for human work.
For a cab driver with only 1500.-EUR brutto salary, according to Austrian tax law 2009, the company hat to pay 11833,92 EUR taxes, taxes to foce companies to employ less humans. Compared to this costs is the fuel extrem cheap.
Fuel expenses for 60.000 kms a year
The table is based on 1.-EUR for one litre Diesel or gasoline, 20 Cent per kWh electric power. It shows the grotesque asymmetry between energy costs and taxes for human work.